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Plug-and-Play-HOWTO

David S. Lawyer mailto:dave@lafn.org

v1.15, August 2007
Explains in detail low-level resources such as addresses, interrupts, etc. Covers both the PCI bus, which is inherently Plug and Play (PnP) and PnP on the old ISA bus. If PnP did it's job right, you wouldn't need this howto. But in case it doesn't, or if you have old hardware that doesn't use PnP for all the cards, then this HOWTO should help. It doesn't cover what's called "Universal Plug and Play" (UPnP).

1. Introduction

2. What PnP Should Do: Allocate "Bus-Resources"

3. Setting up a PnP BIOS

4. How to Deal with PnP Cards

5. Tell the Driver the Configuration ??

6. How Do I Find Devices and How Are They Configured?

7. PCI Interrupts

8. PnP for External and Plug-in Devices

9. Error Messages

10. Interrupt Sharing and Interrupt Conflicts

11. Appendix


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